Federal agencies have announced a $2 million grant for Loudoun County Fire and Rescue to help upgrade and replace self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program provide the operations and safety grant. OSHA mandated the upgrade of SCBA equipment for those working particular conditions.
“These funds will provide critical financial assistance to keep our firefighters safer and healthier when entering these hazardous environments,” said Loudoun Fire and Rescue Chief W. Keith Brower Jr.
The grant covers less than have of the total upgrade cost, which is estimated at $5.2 million.